Monday, December 10, 2018

Week 9 Important information

Hi everyone

Well, this is the last blog for the year. The time has just flown by!

What's on this week?

Junior School Christmas Crafts: Monday 10th & Wednesday 12th
The children will rotate in mixed age groups, completing two Christmas activities each. In Room 7 we will be making nativity scenes.

Monday 10th: Mufti Mania Day
The cultural leaders are raising funds for a school in Fiji that was devastated by the latest cyclone. Dress up as your favourite book character - bring the book too if you have it, and a coin as your donation.

Tuesday 11th: 

Swimming- Last session we are leaving school just after 9am and have a 1 hour lesson from 9.30am-10.30am.
Graduation Mass beginning at 5pm
All children are expected to attend in school uniform. This is the moment when we farewell our Year 8 students as they begin their high school years. An item for the Community Foodbank would be really appreciated.

Thursday 13th: Prizegiving in the church at 1pm.

We are singing sheep party as our item. Please can everyone have a cowboy hat, any colour. Please bring this to school before Thursday. Thanks
Student Council have boxes of batteries for sale, individual packets $5 - could be useful for those Christmas presents. See Chrissy in the office - the more we sell, the closer we are to having that swing.

Last Day of School

School finishes at 1pm Monday 17 December.  Many teachers are shifting classes and resources for next year, and this Friday 14th is the big shifting day. Please bring an extra bag to school on Thursday 13th, as exercise books and art work will be coming home.

Thank you all so much for your support this year. Have a happy and safe Christmas and enjoy the holidays.

Julie and Neroli

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Room 2 and 7 Wharenui visit tomorrow

We are now leaving at 9.30am, not 9am.
Please bring a plate of food to share.
Have a great Thursday

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Trip today- room 2 and 7
Bikes will not be needed.
Children can wear sports gear or walking gear. Togs will be needed. We will go to the pool at 1pm. If it is fine we will walk, if not we will get a bus. Children will be picked up from school.
Parents who are able to help, please come to school at 1pm and feel free to bring your togs.
Good day if you are a duck.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

BIKE PARK- tomorrow Wednesday


Tomorrow is our biking and pool day.
The bike park is closed so we will do a bike track in the pines. Some children who cannot ride bikes will walk on the rail trail, this is no problem.
We will start to get sorted with our bikes at 10am- all parents helping please be here at 10.15am.
All children to be picked up from the pool at 2.45pm.
Many thanks

Julie, Neroli, Sue, Kate

Thursday, November 29, 2018




One more swimming lesson Tuesday 11th December from 9.30-10.30am. ( 1 hour lesson)



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

EOTC week

Room 2 and 7 EOTC activities
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Next week our Outdoor Education programme begins.
Here is a timetable of what we are doing and when. This also has information about what to bring.
Week 8
Monday 3 December
Tuesday 4 December
Wednesday 5 December
Thursday 6 December
Friday 7 December
11am walk to clock and lunch at playground

Wear sports gear and school hat and bring a big drink, and a packed lunch.
We need parents for this, please.
Cricket coaching

Water day 1.30pm.

Togs, towels sunscreen.
water guns, sprinklers,
Pools  - If anyone has paddling pools they could bring, that would be great. All children welcome to bring any form of water gun.(Please name these.)
Bike park day and pool

Leaving school at 10am

Wear mufti and bring bike, helmet, togs, packed lunch, hat and a drink.
Cost for this $3
We need parents for this, please. (If you have any concerns about your child’s ability to ride a bike to the park, please let us know.)
Children are to be picked up from the pool between 2.40-2.55pm

Cricket coaching.

Water day- (if cancelled Tuesday)

Visit to wharenui
at Dunstan High School.  
Walking to Dunstan at 9am, and having the powhiri.  Some Room 7 boys will be sharing their Mihi., Rotate around some activities. After this, we will have a shared food
Everyone needs to provide a small plate of finger food for lunch. (The food is our koha). Please bring this to school on Friday morning.
Also remember a jacket if wet.
We need parents for the walk, the bike trip/swim and the visit to the wharenui.  If you are able to help please let your child’s teacher know via email.

The only cost for our EOTC activities is the pool, which is $3. Please pay this by Monday 3  December.

Julie, Neroli, Sue and  Kate,

Week 9 Important information

Hi everyone Well, this is the last blog for the year. The time has just flown by! What's on this week? Junior School Christmas Crafts...